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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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20 hidden features of Gmail - SoftwareVilla News

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Looking to enhance your Gmail productivity? Check out our list of the best 20 hidden features of Gmail now. The list includes how to make a filter.

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Gmail Contacts Tutorial 2013 - Gmail Tutorial 2013 Part 9

A tutorial on contacts in Gmail including how to add contacts, how to create contact groups in Gmail and how to add a Gmail contact from an email. This video...

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Email to your Dropbox without new email address (if you use Google)

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Felix Jacomino's curator insight, June 10, 2013 11:38 AM

I was looking for an easy way to have students and teachers put files in my dropbox account. Of course, there's http://DropItTo.me which allows senders to upload files through a web interface but on an iPad, that's limited to images and videos in your camera roll.

 

If only there was a way to email files to my dropbox directly. Well, there's https://sendtodropbox.com and that's exactly what it's for. The problem... the less than desirable email address you're given, like felix_9048rq@sendtodropbox.com. So I got to thinking.

 

Did you know that if you have a google mail address (gmail or your own domain), there's a neat trick that allows you to have more email address aliases without setting anything up? All you need to do is add a + and anything after it. For example: anything sent to felix+hello@jacomino.com will arrive at felix@jacomino.com. 

 

What I did next is, in my gmail settings, I added a forwarding email address and used the sendtodropbox address felix_9048rq@sendtodropbox.com. But wait, I need to verify that I own that account! Will that be a problem? Not without one little setting change. In SendToDropbox.com options, be sure to check BOTH "Include HTML email body (if available)" AND "Include plain text email body (if available)."

 

After doing so, send the verification email from your gmail > settings > forwarding and check your dropbox for the email body which will contain the verification code. 

 

Once verified, create a gmail filter. Mine was simple. Any email sent to felix+db@jacomino.com, forward to felix_9048rq@sendtodropbox.com. I also selected to skip the inbox and add a label, but that was my personal preference. Feel free to customize as you see fit.

 

I tested by sending a small file from another email address to felix+db@jacomino.com and voilà, it worked! The file is uploaded to Dropbox > Apps >Attachments folder.

 

I hope this helps and happy dropping!

Sue Osborne's curator insight, June 10, 2013 6:38 PM

Cool. Looking forward to testing this one out!

Robert Sims's curator insight, June 14, 2013 8:24 AM

Yahoo email also has a connection with Dropbox.  Dropbox is an excellent storage place for your documents you want to have access to at anytime, anywhere!

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How to Free Up Space in Gmail: 5 Ways to Reclaim Space - How-To Geek

How to Free Up Space in Gmail: 5 Ways to Reclaim Space - How-To Geek | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Gmail provides a high storage limit – 10 GB and counting – but it doesn’t help you much if you’re close to reaching it. You’ll need to know some tricks to free up space in your Gmail account.

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Gmail Now Lets You Save Attachments Directly to Google Drive

Gmail Now Lets You Save Attachments Directly to Google Drive | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Now, simply click on the Google Drive icon that appears when you hover over an attachment and choose where to send your attachment.

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Email to your Dropbox without new email address (if you use Google)

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Felix Jacomino's curator insight, June 10, 2013 11:38 AM

I was looking for an easy way to have students and teachers put files in my dropbox account. Of course, there's http://DropItTo.me which allows senders to upload files through a web interface but on an iPad, that's limited to images and videos in your camera roll.

 

If only there was a way to email files to my dropbox directly. Well, there's https://sendtodropbox.com and that's exactly what it's for. The problem... the less than desirable email address you're given, like felix_9048rq@sendtodropbox.com. So I got to thinking.

 

Did you know that if you have a google mail address (gmail or your own domain), there's a neat trick that allows you to have more email address aliases without setting anything up? All you need to do is add a + and anything after it. For example: anything sent to felix+hello@jacomino.com will arrive at felix@jacomino.com. 

 

What I did next is, in my gmail settings, I added a forwarding email address and used the sendtodropbox address felix_9048rq@sendtodropbox.com. But wait, I need to verify that I own that account! Will that be a problem? Not without one little setting change. In SendToDropbox.com options, be sure to check BOTH "Include HTML email body (if available)" AND "Include plain text email body (if available)."

 

After doing so, send the verification email from your gmail > settings > forwarding and check your dropbox for the email body which will contain the verification code. 

 

Once verified, create a gmail filter. Mine was simple. Any email sent to felix+db@jacomino.com, forward to felix_9048rq@sendtodropbox.com. I also selected to skip the inbox and add a label, but that was my personal preference. Feel free to customize as you see fit.

 

I tested by sending a small file from another email address to felix+db@jacomino.com and voilà, it worked! The file is uploaded to Dropbox > Apps >Attachments folder.

 

I hope this helps and happy dropping!

Sue Osborne's curator insight, June 10, 2013 6:38 PM

Cool. Looking forward to testing this one out!

Robert Sims's curator insight, June 14, 2013 8:24 AM

Yahoo email also has a connection with Dropbox.  Dropbox is an excellent storage place for your documents you want to have access to at anytime, anywhere!

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DOWNLOAD Beyond the Inbox: The Power User Guide to Gmail

DOWNLOAD Beyond the Inbox: The Power User Guide to Gmail | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
So, you think you’ve got the hang of Gmail, but you’re sure it can do far more for you? Are you certain there are better ways of managing your email than your current methods?

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